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Soft Double Chocolate Pudding Cookies

These SUPER SOFT Double Chocolate Pudding Cookies are a fudgy, easy pudding cookie recipe with two kinds of chocolate!

If you love pudding cookies, make sure to try my Soft Sprinkle Pudding Cookies or my Triple Chip Pudding Cookies!

Chocolate Pudding Cookies Are Soft and Chocolaty with 2 Kinds of Chocolate!

Have you ever made pudding cookies? Ok, let me start at the beginning…do you know what a pudding cookie is?

It’s basically just a cookie baked with dry pudding mix right in the dough. Think about it…pudding is soft, it has a yummy flavor already added, and is perfectly sweet. Which makes it the obvious addition to cookies! You literally just make a cookie recipe as you would otherwise, but also add the pudding mix (instant only please) and wait for the magic to happen.

What you are left with is a soft, melty textured cookie that is thick and perfectly sweetened. Have I convinced you yet to give them a try?

Easy chocolate pudding cookie recipe

Super Soft Double Chocolate Pudding Cookies Will Cure Your Chocolate Craving!

Let me just say that these cookies are SO easy and SO SO good. Chewy and soft, with the perfect amount of chocolate. I actually would like to make them TRIPLE Chocolate Pudding Cookies next time and add in some white chips too! Right?

Of course if chocolate isn’t your thing (gasp!) the beauty of adding pudding to cookies is there are so many flavors!

How To Make Pudding Cookies

Why Add Pudding Into Cookies?

Pudding mix has starches in it, which helps in stabilizing the dough, creating a thicker cookie. It also has sweeteners and flavors which are an easy short-cut when trying to get the most flavor into a cookie! Plus, pudding comes in many flavors, and it’s easier than buying a lot of extracts!

Does It Have To Be Instant Pudding?

Yep. The coagulants in the “cook and serve” pudding mixes are different than the instant which contains a large amount of cornstarch. The texture will be altered and it won’t bake up as nicely.

Soft Double Chocolate Pudding Cookies Recipe

Feel free to get creative when using pudding in your cookie recipes!

And for MORE inspiration, here are even MORE Pudding Cookie Recipes:

(This recipe was originally published in 2014, but the pictures and post were updated in 2019)

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Soft Double Chocolate Pudding Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Dessert


Super Soft Double Chocolate PUDDING COOKIES! This easy cookie recipe is soft and fudgy on the inside made with dry pudding mix right in the dough!


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 (4 serving pkg) Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablsepoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment cream together butter and sugar for 2 minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  3. Slowly add in dry pudding mix, baking soda, salt and cornstarch. Mix for 1 minutes or until evenly combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  4. Turn the mixer to low and slowly add in flour, stirring until evenly incorporated.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Using a medium (2- tablespoon) cookie scoop drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 9-10 minutes until tops are just set. Don’t over bake.
  8. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 196
  • Sugar: 15.8 g
  • Sodium: 160.1 mg
  • Fat: 10.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.4 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.5 mg

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41 comments on “Soft Double Chocolate Pudding Cookies”

  1. So, I am having a baby soon and making freezer meals that my oldest can just thaw and put in the crockpot or skillet. Id like to do the same for desserts, do you think if we made the dough and froze it, it would come out fine? Do you have any recommendations for this? Thanks!

    1. Yep! To make it even easier, scoop the dough using a cookie scoop, flash freeze the scoops on a baking sheet and then store the cookie dough balls in a big ziplock bag, so you can pull them out and bake them whenever!

  2. Had to make cookies for a bake sale this weekend, so I made these. I used the mint chocolate “delightfuls” (dark chocolate with mint filling. Delicious! Also made the funfetti butter cookies, whipped shortbread and confetti shortbread. All of my sneaky taste tasters gave me big thumbs up!

  3. Made these a few weeks ago to get rid of some chocolate pudding mix I had around, and they were a surprisingly huge hit! Currently making some with oreo pudding mix and I’m hoping they turn out just as well!

  4. I just had to make these right away, and busted out a batch!

    These are by far the best cookies I have made. Only issue was that they flattened out much more than in the photos. But the flavour and texture was perfect!


  5. Made these today. Amazing! I used a sugar free chocolate (fudge flavored) pudding mix. I only used 2 cups milk chocolate chips and they were perfect. Thanks!

  6. The softer cookie are our favorite cookie around here.
    Bet these would also be good using the Reeses chips peanut butter chips or chopping up reeses peanut butter cups or adding white chips.; Any chip would be great in my book.
    Thanks for the recipe

  7. I have made very similar cookies and they work with any kind of pudding…pistachio, butterscotch, vanilla and of course, chocolate. It’s pretty much my go-to chocolate chip cookie 🙂

  8. Betsy |

    Shelly…. I’m definitely sure my son would pick off all the chips on top of these cookies before devouring the rest. LOVE this recipe! Pinning for later!

  9. Karen @ Sugartown Sweets

    The cookies look yum!

    But..Disney World? My favorite! RIDIC is the perfect description on the amount of work that goes into planning a WDW vacay, but totally woth it!

    Can’t wait to see your post on the trip and see your photos.

    In the meantime, i can just admire these sweet and soft chocolate chip cookies! 😉

  10. Laura@ Laura's Culinary Adventures

    Eating a cookie everyday would improve my overall mental health dramatically!

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